One of the best parts of a small campus is that you can walk from one side to another in less than 10 minutes. Getting around campus is not difficult by any means, and students typically slide out of bed a few minutes before class and make it to their classroom before the campus bell tolls. However, sometimes, students need to get away for a little while. Maybe lunch at the Rat or Lair isn't appealing, and you're craving Memphis barbecue, or there's a concert at Minglewood Hall, or you just need to get away from people and the "Rhodes Bubble" for a little while. Whatever the reason, students agree that there's too much outside the gates to spend your whole college experience on campus.
Most students avoid public transportation at all costs. It is known to be pricey and somewhat unreliable, although luckily it isn't as dangerous as one would assume. Having a car or a friend with a car seems to be the most ideal option for getting around the city. Don't freak out if you can't bring your car; it usually isn't difficult to find someone willing to drive you some place or even let you borrow his or her car if you're trustworthy enough. Another option is checking out one of the campus's Zipcars, but they can get costly. As far as taxis go, some Rhodes students use them for nights out, since they take away the stress of finding a designated driver and a good/cheap parking spot, but they also tend to get costly unless you can find enough people to split the fare. Plus, sharing a cab means that you avoid directly dealing with the crazy Memphis drivers!